Table 1.

Within-group contrast of passive listening compared to rest

Sighted subjectsBlind subjects
Cerebral regions and Brodmann areasTalairach coordinatesZ scores% rCBF changeCerebral regions and Brodmann areasTalairach coordinatesZ scores% rCBF change
R auditory association cortex, BA 2242, −40, 44.334.86L primary auditory region, BA 41/42−42,  −28, 83.42*4.05
L auditory association cortex, BA 22−48, −38, 84.295.32R primary auditory region, BA 41/4256,  −26, 122.96*2.94
R primary auditory region, BA 41/4240, −20, 83.44*3.35R rostral superior temporal gyrus, BA 3846,   10, −83.56*4.02
L primary auditory region, BA 41/42−48, −26, 82.64*2.38R mid-frontal gyrus, BA 4610,  50, 124.285.87
R auditory association cortex, BA 22 44,  −36, 123.11*3.41
  • *Peak areas of activation in superior temporal gyrus are listed despite lack of significance at Z 4.20.